On the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, actor Robert Pattinson sported an elegant look that was a mix of traditional and modern styles. The international superstar wore his hair in a sleek ponytail, which he then accessorized with a stunning diamond-and-ruby drop earrings by Kilian Scharfenberg. The 26-year-old actor wore the dress code of a Hollywood A-Lister as he turned heads with his good looks and elegant charm.
Traditional And Modern
Pattinson’s hair was dressed in a classic style that has been around for centuries. The part is called a “powder puff,” and it involves using a hairbrush to lightly paint your strands with a mixture of powder and water. The brush is then moved across your hair, smoothing the mixture into a silky finish. This is one of the most popular hairstyles among men and women alike because it allows for a great deal of individual customization.
While most people use powder puff hair styling as a base and then add more texture to their locks with various hair products, Pattinson went the extra mile and actually made a conscious decision to enhance the look with more modern touches. The Welsh actor sported a number of beautiful curls that hung in loose curls around his forehead and on the sides of his cheeks. He then threw a pearl necklace in the mix for further allure. The look was completed with the help of Olay Creamy Curl Definition Spray and Olay Extra Effervescent Spray to create more volume and texture around his cheeks and forehead. The sprays were not enough to fully transform his hair into something more magnificent, but they did contribute to the overall look – a style that is as traditional as it is modern.
Why Is Oliver Pritchard’s Hair So Important?
The story of Oliver Pritchard is one of perseverance and hard work. The 51-year-old hairdresser from Kent has been in the business for more than 30 years and has worked with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Jackie O. Among his many achievements, Pritchard has won the British Hairdresser of the Year award seven times. The designer Christian Dior once called Pritchard “the Einstein of the haircutting world.” It is safe to say that his talent and skill are not in question – but rather, his hair’s ability to withstand the rigorous testing conditions that come with being a member of the James Joyce Literary Society.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Joyce Literary Society is an organization that meets at the Irish Times Literary Supplement (more commonly known as the “Tough Guy” or “Tricky Guy” in Irish circles) to discuss and debate all things literary. The society was founded in the 1950s and named after Joyce’s most famous work, Ulysses, which was published 60 years prior to the group’s formation. James Joyce himself was a frequent visitor to the society’s meetings, which were held in Dublin’s legendary Shelbourne Hotel. Sadly, Joyce passed away in 1939 and never witnessed the invention of the digital camera or social media. This would have given him a unique perspective on how our world has changed in the past 70 years.
The Artistry Of A Hairdresser
Hairdressers, like barbers and make-up artists, are skilled artists who use their talents to enhance their clients’ appearances. A hairdresser’s skill mostly comes from practice – and a lot of that practice comes from trial and error. It’s not uncommon for hairdressers to go through periods of their apprenticeships when they are not successful, only to have the opportunity to demonstrate their artistry later in life. For example, the late Vidal Sassoon began his career cutting hair and quickly became known for his use of colored hair extensions. After moving to the United States, Sassoon worked in several different beauty-related businesses and was eventually able to purchase a hair salons in New York City. In 1980, he established the Sassoon Academy of Beauty in New York and began teaching his methods to students and aspiring hairdressers.
Sassoon’s hair was completely white for the first 25 years of his career, but he began experimenting with different hair dyes during this time. In particular, he used to wear a black wig while dyeing his hair during this period. Many of his clients were surprised to learn that he had not always worn hair color and often asked why he had stopped. His response was simple: to avoid being mistaken for a woman.
The Final Step
The ultimate test of a hairdresser’s skill is how they stand the gales of nature and constant friction that come with being a member of the James Joyce Literary Society. Only the most skilled and resilient hairdressers can pass these rigorous examinations and then continue to practice their craft. If you are ever at a loss as to what products and accessories to try, you can simply ask a professional for advice or go online and research the items that people find most effective and/or convenient.
Pattinson is a shining example of how styling your hair can be both traditional and modern at the same time. His hair was styled with a blend of old and new techniques that came together to create something spectacular. His efforts were not in vain; he managed to pull off a look that was both elegant and luxurious. His hair may not have withstood the trials of being a Joyceite, but it proved that even the most traditional methods can be made to look modern and fresh. This, in essence, is the genius behind every successful hairstyle: the ability to combine old and new techniques into one streamlined look.